People have been using the Internet for quite some time now to seek information about health care. Health Websites are increasing their focus on today’s leading consumer health concerns – including quality of care, prescription drug safety, and the ability to network with other patients who are facing similar health problems.
Physicians Care wants you to know that information is power – especially when it comes to getting the most out of your health benefit plan. Use these helpful links to find information that can help you and your family make more informed health care decisions.
*Links to other sites are provided for your convenience. Physicians Care cannot control the security of any information you choose to voluntarily provide while visiting linked sites. Physicians Care does not control or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on linked sites.
EverydayHealth.comThis site links 24 separate health sites catering to various interests. Consumers can personalize their home page with news and advice tailored to their interests, join community groups or start their own health blog.
WhyNotTheBest.orgPrimarily aimed at health professionals, this new site compares care at 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Consumers can also compare performance on various measures of safety and good care at local hospitals.
ConsumerMedSafety.orgSponsored by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, this site offers various methods for learning about medication safety.
Microsoft’s HealthVault.comWhile this site offers a number of health management tools, its main benefit is that it allows individuals and families to create free online medical records and to share these records with physicians if they choose.
Alzheimer’s Association - www.alz.org
American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association - www.diabetes.org
American Heart Association - www.americanheart.org
American Lung Association - www.lungusa.org
American Psychiatric Association - www.psych.org
Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org
Arthritis National Research Foundation - www.curearthritis.org
Center for Mental Health Services - www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov
Drug Digest - www.drugdigest.org
Establish a Family Health Budget - www.familyhealthbudget.com
Harvard Medical School Consumer Health - www.health.harvard.edu
Healthfinder - www.healthfinder.gov
Healthgrades - www.healthgrades.com
Health Risk Assessment Tool - www.realage.com
Health Status – Internet Assessments - www.healthstatus.com
Leapfrog Data - www.leapfroggroup.org
HHS Hospital Compare - www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
MedlinePlus Health Information - medlineplus.gov
MedlinePlus Health Information (Spanish) - medlineplus.gov/spanish
National Eye Institute - www.nei.nih.gov
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - www.nmss.org
WebMD - www.webmd.com